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Re: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M

Steve Searle wrote:
Around 08:29pm on Friday, May 22, 2009 (UK time), Mike Cloaked scrawled:

So imagine that there is a newbie Linux user starting to read this list and
he/she just happens to own one single machine that just happens to have an
Nvidia graphics card - are you suggesting that people on this list tell this
new user to go away and buy a better machine with the "appropriate"
hardware, simply because Fedora default install does not support his/her
graphics card. C'mon now - be reasonable! He/she will likely go look for
another Linux distro!

A newbie Linux user is probably better off starting with a different
distro, and moving onto Fedora once they have some experience and
believe it meets their needs better.


I agree with this and normally don't give anyone a copy of Fedora. But I feel that it isn't good for Linux as a whole to put down any hardware choices.

The problem here is copyrights and patent issues. Attack the government, not users. I find that my nVidia works great, most of the time with the closed source driver, but I cannot get any xorg or kernel support because I need 3D. I have to go with what hardware is available when needed. So Kevin, what would you suggest for upgrades or new purchases?

I have had issues with Fedora using nVidia, ATI and Intel over the years so I don't know what I would suggest for someone that needs a good 3D graphics card. No different that some of my Windows only friends.

Robin Laing

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